Just because you can’t make it to your favourite mats for a class does not mean your training has to end altogether. A large part of Jiu Jitsu is creativity (this is why there are new moves every year!) so be creative when not on the mats to keep yourself engaged and progressing.
Anyone who trains hard tends to develop a great love of food as they have a great need for it. The better quality of the food, its preparation, and what it is eaten with the more energy and the better you can train!
The practice of Gracie Jiu Jitsu- whether for Sports Brazilian Jiu Jitsu application, MMA, or self defence, lends itself to experiencing and embodying numerous paradoxes when we take a step back and look at the practice. Here are some examples we have come across:
Something that is little talked about is breathing and BJJ. No, we’re not talking about making sure you’ve popped a breath mint before training (though we appreciate it!). One of the biggest hindrances to endurance and performance is poor or inadequate breathing during training.
With the International and National BJJ tournament season having just kicked off for 2014, we wanted to share with all our supporters some big and easily avoided mistakes that rob competitors of a better tournament experience.
What was ‘The Gracie Challenge’? Often times when talking about the stories and history of the Gracie family and Gracie Jiu Jitsu, people refer to ‘The Gracie Challenge’, a long standing challenge upheld by the Gracie family
Student Interview with John, A Gracie Humaita Alexandria white belt, about what brough him to training and what he's gotten out of training so far! Keep up the great work John.
Many martial arts train in the traditional gi- Judo, Karate, Hapkido, Aikido, Taekwondo, but why? Most of these arts have slightly different variations in the gi to better suit the art they’re involved in, but still, why does Brazilian Jiu Jitsu use the gi?
Why did Hélio Gracie, the Grandfather of Gracie Jiu Jitsu, wear a blue belt?
In many photos of Hélio Gracie throughout his long life he can be seen wearing a blue belt with his gi when training and teaching. Why is that? Hélio is recognized as a 10th degree red belt, a Grand Master in the martial art of Jiu Jitsu,